Martin Luther, half-length, facing right

Martin Luther, half-length, facing right

Title

Martin Luther, half-length, facing right

[KKL 2022]

Painting on beech wood (Fagus sp.)

Medium

Painting on beech wood (Fagus sp.)

[Klein, Bericht, 1993a]

Wood

[Nationalmuseum Stockholm, revised 2011]

See German text version

Attributions
Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop
Lucas Cranach the Elder

Attributions

Lucas Cranach the Elder and Workshop

[KKL 2022]

Lucas Cranach the Elder

[Nationalmuseum Stockholm, revised 2011]
[Ausst.-Kat. Stockholm 1988, S. 52, No. 33]

Production date
1526

Production date

1526

[dated]

Dimensions
Dimensions of support: 38.9 x 26.1 x 1.0 cm (bevelled to 5 mm at the edges)

Dimensions

  • Dimensions of support: 38.9 x 26.1 x 1.0 cm (bevelled to 5 mm at the edges)

  • [Nationalmuseum Stockholm, revised 2021]

Signature / Dating
Artist's insignia right edge: winged serpent (with elevated wings) and dated '1526' with yellow paint

Signature / Dating

  • Artist's insignia right edge: winged serpent (with elevated wings) and dated '1526' with yellow paint

  • [KKL 2022]

Owner
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
Repository
Nationalmuseum, Stockholm
Location
Stockholm
CDA ID
SE_NMS_5016
FR (1978) Nr.
FR189-190B
KKL-No
III.M8a, Part of portait group III
Persistent Link
https://lucascranach.org/en/SE_NMS_5016/

Provenance

  • 'Queen Christina owned a magnificent collection of works by Lucas Cranach the Elder, some of them inherited, others from the booty from Prague (it is not always clear which).'
  • 'appear to have been in the Swedish royal collection since Gustavus Vasa's day; Christina donated them to Johan Holm, ennobled Leijoncrona; he owned the Söderfors anchor works in the parish which now possesses the paintings ; in January 1653 Christina gave him 24 copies and 'rubbish' from the 'dispersion from Prague', while in a letter dated 26/1 she expressly mentions both portraits'
    [Exhib. Cat. Stockholm 1966, 512, No. 1285]
  • 1887 deposit from Söderfors congregation
    [Nationalmuseum Stockholm, revised 2011]

Exhibitions

Stockholm 1966, No. 1285
Stockholm 1988, No. 33

Literature

Reference on page Catalogue Number Figure/Plate
Klein 1994 A 196, 199, 200 Tabs. 4, 9, 10
Author / EditorPeter Klein
TitleLucas Cranach und seine Werkstatt. Holzarten und dendrochronologische Analyse
Publicationin Claus Grimm, Johannes Erichsen, Evamaria Brockhoff, eds.,Lucas Cranach. Ein Maler-Unternehmer aus Franken, Exhib. Cat. Kronach 1994
SeriesVeröffentlichungen zur bayerischen Geschichte und Kultur
Volume26
Place of PublicationAugsburg, Coburg
Year of Publication1994
Pages194-200
Schade, Schuttwolf 1994 50
Author / EditorWerner Schade, Allmuth Schuttwolf
TitleMalerei und Plastik
Publicationin Allmuth Schuttwolf, ed., Gotteswort und Menschenbild. Werke von Cranach und seinen Zeitgenossen, Exhib. Cat. Gotha
Place of PublicationGotha
Year of Publication1994
Pages15-94
Exhib. Cat. Stockholm 1988 52 No. 33 Fig. p. 52
Author / EditorNationalmuseum, Stockholm
TitleCranach och den tyska renässancen
Place of PublicationStockholm
Year of Publication1988
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979 108 189B
Author / EditorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg, G. Schwartz
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBasel, Boston, Stuttgart
Year of Publication1979
Exhib. Cat. Stockholm 1966 512 No. 1285
Author / Editorn. a.
TitleChristina Queen of Sweden - a personality of European civilisation [Nationalmuseum Stockholm]
Place of PublicationStockholm
Year of Publication1966
Friedländer, Rosenberg 1932 160d
Author / EditorMax J. Friedländer, Jakob Rosenberg
TitleDie Gemälde von Lucas Cranach
Place of PublicationBerlin
Year of Publication1932
Link http://digi.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/diglit/friedlaender1932

Description/ Interpretation/ Comments

Maybe identical with paintings in Granberg 1911 – 13, Bd. III, Nos. 252 and 253

[Friedländer, Rosenberg 1979, 108, No. 189B]

  • Martin Luther, half-length, facing right, 1526

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